Monday, July 29, 2013

Blame The Moon

Do you ever had a night when you just can’t sleep and had to sleepwalk to work the next day? Well instead of saying you had a bad sleep, now there’s exactly something to blame!

You can blame the full Moon!

Researchers from Basel University in Switzerland have conducted a study that found evidence of a "lunar influence" on sleep patterns. Volunteers of the study slept two separate nights at a lab under close observation. They were unable to see the Moon from their beds but the study showed that the volunteers took five minutes longer to fall asleep and slept for 20 minutes less when there was a full Moon. Brain activity related to deep sleep also dropped by nearly a third around the full Moon.

The researchers were unable to determine why the full Moon had such an effect on human biology but the results seem undeniable. So the next time you have a bad night sleep, if there is a full Moon, you know who to blame. 

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